The area around 183 Ridgefield Road is truly beautiful, and neighbors, and indeed all of us, would not want to see that change. The Land Conservation Trust has also weighed in with its always important views to similar effect. That being said, the reality is that change at 183 will occur and is unlikely to take the form of only five “McMansions” on those 13.45 acres.
Our town has addressed this issue before when the development on the 10-acre site above River Road was first advanced. In columns then, I contrasted that River Road build with the earlier Avalon development on 10 acres above Route 7. Our town blocked the original modest development plans for that Route 7 site. So the owner sold to Avalon.